The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) shuts down a base station operated by telecommunications provider Globacom in Wuse 2 Abuja over a debt of N5bn.
NCCA DG, Capt. Musa Nuhu led a team of security operatives to the Glo center for the enforcement.
Nuhu said the agency would continue to disable Glo’s main switch centers across the country until the telecom company commits to a paying schedule.
NCCA’s spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development to Punch newspaper.
“One of Glo’s coordinating centers was disabled today to pressure the company to commit to a payment plan; he told our correspondent.
The NCAA spokesman said the Agency has repeatedly written to Globacom over the matter, but the said network refused to honor invitations to meetings.
In the latest follow up letter obtained by the punch dated October 4th, 2021 and titled ‘Re: Illegal Erection of High Structures and Refusals to Renew Expired Aviation Height Clearance Certified By Globacom Limited,’ NCAA had threatened that following the failure by Globacom to pay the required fees amounting to N5.9 billion, it would have no choice but to commence the dismantling of its mast across the country without further notice.
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In the circumstances, having exhausted all avenues for a resolution of this matter, we are now left with no choice but to apply the relevant sanctions, including the dismantling of all your non- complaints mast nationwide. And this shall be without further notice to you”, The letter was signed by NCAA legal adviser/head, compliance and enforcement Emmanuel Chukwuma and addressed to.
” I am directed to inform you that the NCAA is not disposed to granting this latest(Fourth) request to reschedule the meeting, particularly, as no reason was given for your non attendance on the last date.
In the circumstances, having exhausted all avenues for resolving this matter, we are now left with no choice to apply for the relevant sanctions, including the dismantling of all your none complaint mast nationwide. And this shall be without further notice to you, it said.